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Origins of the Godfrey surname

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About the Godfreys

We have a total number of 109728 records for people with the last name Godfrey.

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Where do most Godfreys live?

In 1921, most Godfreys lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Godfreys

How common is your surname?

429th most common surname in the UK

We have 92,400 records for the Godfrey surname. The oldest one dates back to 1241.

Who were Godfreys most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Godfrey first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Godfreys

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Godfreys in 1921




Domestic Servant


General Servant Domestic


General Servant


Common Male occupations for Godfreys in 1921
Agricultural Labourer


General Labourer




Farm Labourer




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